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experiences in israel where she's lived off and on since 2006. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> good afternoon, welcome. i'm the director here at the hudson institute, a son sore on islam, democracy, and the future of the islam world which publishing a journal on islamism called "current trends in islamic ideology," which i co-edit with my colleagues ambassador haqqani and eric brown. it's my pleasure to host today's event. its subject is a wonderful new book by my guest, lelya gilbert, and here it is. its title is "saturday people, sunday people: israel through the eyes of a christian so jowrner," and ms. gilbert is here to discuss her book with us. before introducing and turning to the book itself, let me say a few words by way of introduction about herself. she has had a very impressive and varied career, much of it concerned with the arts including music. she has been a song writer and worked extensively with musical groups including an african children's chorus based in uganda and based of uganda and orphans. she passed on her gifts two her two sons, colin and dylan. co
living in israel should come back to egypt. >> these words were said in a specific context and the one who said it, said it in this way to demonstrate what he wanted to say from his point of view. but there are many media outlets that removed it from the general context. however, he is no longer an adviser to me because now he is a member of the legislative counsel in the sharia counsel, it is not right to group the legislative counsel and the executive counsel together in this stage because he is not my adviser now. >> reporter: cnn correspondent ian lee has been there for several years, and speaks arabic. he says there are serious divisions in the country. so talk about this. >> on one side you have the legislation, it has been disorganized. they seem to have somewhat of an organization. and on the other side you have the muslim brotherhood, you have the ultraconservative salafis. you have two camps, both sides, who believe they're right. both sides trying for power. >> reporter: one expert says the future of egypt will largely depend on the economy. and we're watching it obviously c
, including iran, cuba and israel have been completely at odds with u.s. interests. the congresswoman, the chairperson of the house foreign affairs committee and joins us now. >> thank you. >> kelly: i looked at a concerns you and your colleagues have about the nomination of former republican senator chuck hagel to be the new secretary of defense. for example, you have concerns, i understand about the statements he's made in the past on iran, israel, cuba and how he reportedly would like to even cut military spending and perhaps hallow out the fort. and what can this nominee do to ease your concerns as well as those of your republican colleagues? >> well, i think that people should be judged by their past actions and when i was the chair of affairs and now middle east and subcommittee chair i've been working on the issue of iran sanctions many a year and found chuck hagel to be a person who cannot be relied upon for a positive vote in favor of sanctions. now, there are only so many tools in our diplomatic toolbox to use defenagainst rog nations and sanctions is one of the effective to
weapons, scud missile, and i was there then. he fired them at saudi arabia and israel. he had bilogical weapons and makings of a nuclear realms program, and, in fact, israel bombed a reactor and seventh back that program. he was a man who had a fairly substantial wmd arsenal much like assad has in syria today, and the task after the first gulf war was to dismantle that arsenal, and part of what led to the debate wmd of the second iraq war, the 2003 war was a lot of people in the united nations and american government were not satisfied that the weapons that he did have had been fully e eradicated and hard to prove a negative. we now know by the time the 2003 invasion occurred, this one substantial arsenal basically deteriorated into nothing or had been removed. that was not understood at the time in part because for a period of years, there was not u.n. inspections in iraq. >> host: how many times did you go over to iraq? >> guest: i'm not sure i remember exactly, but i was -- i covered the first war, the 1991 war, and i wrote a book about it called "the journal's war," and then i was t
have to stay here for a longer period of time the >> israel is preparing to remove palestinian pro pecttors by force from a tent city in the left bank. in the meantime it's shut off roads leading to the wind swept area of course east jerusalem in the area known as e-1. they had said they wanted to establish on the ground. >> and temperatures are so high in australia that they have melted roads. it has made conditions difficult for the fire fighters battling blazes there. this prort -- report from south of sydney. >> it's been the week large parts of australia burned. from southern tasmania to north of brisbane there have been hundreds of fires drinken by winds that even by australian standards have been extremely hot. these are some of the firefighters fighting them. this one is of thousands of volunteer firefighters pulled away from normal life. >> usually working in the kitchen. get pulled out of this and i'm fighting these blazes. >> in this area ats -- it's all about containment. so large and inaccessible is the area, the firefighters don't even attempt to put it out but rather
for israel. there's no question about that. gwen: already has. >> and he's calling senate ofss saying he's a strong supporter of israel but on the point of, if he's going to not get confirmed, i would find that shocking because the president will line up behind the -- democrats will line up behind the president's choice. >> two purple hearts. gwen: john brennan has to be confirmed and he's been the architect, for many democrats, a far more troubling policy of targeting killings and drones. >> the drone policy, right. i would imagine that his confirmation hearing, as they should be, a full discussion about what the president's policies are going forward and are.his true beliefs in this case, all three of these gentlemen, kerry, hailing and brennan, will say, the president's policies are, i will be executing the president's policies. >> the most controversial thing for him for the democrats is are his fingertips in the c.i.a. bush years, obama seems to think that's not a problem and has indicated he doesn't think that's a problem for him. the drone program, it's popular. it's popular with
war and israel lobby and all the other things that hagel has brought up. we've got another drama within a drama there, which is chuck schumer and-- chuck schumer a democratic senator from new york, jewish, seen as a decisive vote inside the senate and the republicans mostly oppose hagel and the question for the democrats go and could be following schumer's league and going to enjoy this drama as long as he can and get on tv a lot saying i'm deciding, i'm deciding, you'll deciding, and see what he's doing in the end. >> and what do you think of the pick of the president for a republican. >> and commenttators would say why would you pick someone with such tense rowlations as a republican. most republicans don't see chuck hagel as a stand-up guy anymore. and said the reason he's there, is they're asking republicans, nominal republicans to cut the defense budget, that's one thing to do in republican circles and that's why he's there. >> jon: have the politics of this choice been examined? if you want to fracture the republican senate the way you fractured the republican house with a
is chuck hagel critics say the former republican senator is not sympathetic to israel and being too accommodating to our enemies. where does chuck hagel really stand? what is myth and what is fact? our next guest, aaron david miller, former advisor to six secretaries of state. great to see you. this whole thing is your fault. >> no good deed goes unpunished. >> gregg: explain to us it was your interview. in which he said the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people. that remark led people to accuse him of being hostile to israel but in your column this week and the washington post you argue that is myth. how so? >> chuck hagel isn't a gushing zionist but he is not an enemy of the state of israel. he believes in a relationship with the jewish state and the voting record in terms of $40 billion over the years is testament to that fact. he just doesn't believe in having an exclusive relationship with the israelis and every policy they pursue is scrutinized or criticism. he is is a republican realist in the mode of george h.w. bush, james baker. more important than that, the reality is,
and will be and to get things going i have seen you put in some years of service in telea eve and familiar with israel's politics you can get into san francisco's politics and i brought this and i know senator will say something as well and we want to congratulate you and all of our italian american community as we kickoff the year of italian culture in the united states and we look forward to joining hands with you to make it as successful as possible. >> thank you very much. [applause] >> all right. and please consider me one of "us". >> thank you very much. and bona tale. i asked senator leno how do you think they say happy chanukkah in italian? and he said mozel tough and i am glad to be here and i am proud to be an italian american and it's been an important part of my identity. i believe i have the soul in my heart. [applause] . so there you are. and i remember my grandfather saying when he came over on the boat he was told the streets of america were paved with gold and found out there were no streets and he had to do the paving, and i think the strongest part of our culture is "the fami
moses is just as sacred a figure to muslim egypt as he is to jewish israel or christian america or the whole world. it was quite a thing in times like we live in when well for one thing there's great tension between egypt and israel. to realize that there was a man who steps across all these boundaries. >> did your wife go to egypt with you chuck? >> no no. she didn't go to egypt. i wish she had, though ed because on my way there, i got to stop in rome and they let me spaend hour with my hands on the original of this moses by michelangelo, and it made me realize, really, i guess, why winston churchill once said about moses is his life was the greatest single stride forward in human destiny. >> didn't charlgton heston cast frazier heston in a movie recently? >> no, no. i with us responsible for the boy, not for the casting. i think he's about ready to go and read his own clipping. >> good night, frazier, good night. good night, boy. >> there's quite a story about that casting. when mr. demill found out we were going do have a baby he said he could play t
. these are people that have identified evil. they think it is the jews, israel. so they find some way to trace any evil act, whether it is 9/11, the financial crisis, they find some way to believe that all the evil was caused by this one group who they hate. >> you divide conspiracy theorists into two camps, cranks and fire brands. >> the fire brands are the younger people. like you see on 9/11, the truth movement. you often see them on university campuses. cranks tend to be older types, people in their 40s and 50s. often they are college professors, computer scientists, often people with a very technical frame of mind that are drawn to these intricate conspiracy series and they are often often men. one was david ray griffin, a very mild-mannered guy. they love the idea they are unraveling some huge puzzle. they will get to the the source of all the world's evil. >> it is just unbelievable jonathan and alex. >>> joining us right now just called in is eric o'lafferty, the daughter of dawn hochsprung, who was killed in the shooting. >> it is just kind of amusing to me on evidently. i was looking for
secretly an agent. they identified evil and they think the jews are the evil doers and israel and they find a way to trace an evil act whether it's 9-11 or the financial crisis, they find a way to believe all the evil was caused by this group. >> you divide them into two camps. what's the difference? >> the fire brands are the young folk that sometimes 9/11 you will see these people marching on the so-called 9/11 truth movement. it's young people that you see on university campuses. cranks are older types. people in their 40s and 50s. often they are college professors and computer scientists and people with eye technical frame of mind that are drawn to these experiences. they are almost always men and mild-mannered individuals. for instance one of the leaders of the 9/11 movement, a california professor named david ray griffin, a professor guy who was a theologian and they are drawn to the movement and intelligent and love the idea that they are unraveling a puzzle that will get to the source of the world's evil. >> it's just unbelievable to me. i appreciate it and thank you very much. join
, in israel, in europe, in the baa baa -- bahamas, and, oh, a friend, and writers would not let it go. i'm reading this stuff, trying to track down every rumor, every story, and, you know, the credible witnesses include al capone's piano tuner who gives an interview in which he says he was tuning the piano when al and kennedy met together. they were -- they include the ex-wife of a chicago mobster who says, yeah, yeah, my husband was a good friend of joe kennedy. they included people who came out of the wood work to talk to me, including someone in a penitentiary in canada who insisted that his grand uncle had been killed by kennedy who was in partnership with truman as a bootlegger. [laughter] you know, how did bootlegging -- where did they get the booze? none of it made sense. it was one credible piece of data, one credible, and that was that a -- the canadian government was great during this whole thing. they didn't give a damn. they supported as much booze as possible coming across the border as long as the shippers paid an excise tax before they slipped it into the united states. jo
. now that he's somebody that barack obama likes there's an issue. anytime you make criticism of israel and the united states there will be problems. when you talk act cutting military spending there will be problems. but ultimately is that enough? you want to cause this kind of fight with the president? not right now with the debt ceiling and bigger issues looming. >> what do you think of jack lew? he's to replace tim geithner. seems that we're on the verge of a different kind of philosophy now. >> yeah. i think what's interesting is barack obama is getting to people who are closer to him. jack lew used to be chief of staff. obama's like, look, my first term i was getting all the people to make america happy. now i'm getting people to do what i want them to do. a lot of people didn't like how fiter in did the job so obama is putting his own thumb on this one. >> people said he's too much like the president or backing his policies. i thought isn't that why you pick people for your cabinet? >> exactly. that's what barack obama wants to do. he is now safe. he doesn't have to worry about r
toward the state of israel in our nation's history. >> profoundly wrong on some of the biggest national security threats confronting the united states today. >> the mechanical problems just keep rolling in from boeing's 787 dreamliner. >> more like a nightmare. three of boeing's brand new planes suffered a slew of issues. >> a fire and leaking fuel. >> error message related to the plane's braking system. >> all these little glitches that boeing says they are, or is there something else that's happening? >> nope. boeing says just growing pains. but airlines are growing impatient. >> they have a quality problem. and this quality problem should result -- >> speaking of problems. >> you quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women. what a beautiful woman. wow. >> a.j.'s -- >> whoa. >> that's legendary sportcaster brent musberger -- >> musberger, chill out, baby. >> yeah, some thought it was kind of creepy. but not the beautiful woman herself. >> the fact that he said we were beautiful and gorgeous, i don't see why any woman wouldn't be flattered by that. >> hey, while we're talking spor
be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of israel in our nation's history. >> profoundly wrong on some of the biggest national security threats confronting the united states today. >>> mechanical problems keep rolling in for boeing's 787 dreamliner. >> more like a nightmare. three of boeing's brand new planes suffered a slue of issues. >> fire and leaking fuel. >> error message related to the plane's braking system. >> all these little glitches that boeing says they are, or is there something else that's happening? >> reporter: nope. boeing says just growing pains. but airlines are growing impatient. >> they have a quality problem. and this quality problem should be resolved. >> reporter: speaking of problems. >> wow, i tell you quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women. what a beautiful woman. >> wow! >> whoa! >> reporter: that's legendary sportscaster brent musberger oozing over the 23-year-old girlfriend of the alabama quarterback. >> musberger, chill out, baby. >> some thought it was creepy, but not the beautiful woman herself. >> the fact that h
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